110 E. Walnut Street - Oglesby, Illinois 61348  ·  Phone: 815-883-3389

New Resident Information


If you are a new resident in town or thinking of becoming one, the Oglesby City Council, staff and boards would like to welcome you for choosing Oglesby or considering relocating here.

  • Oglesby is a nice town, located near the Vermilion and Illinois Rivers. Oglesby has many scenic locations in town and the surrounding areas. Oglesby has many of the conveniences within or in close proximity a large town has to offer but with the small town atmosphere.
  • Oglesby has a full time ambulance service with highly trained staff 24-7; 365 days per year.
  • The Oglesby Fire department, another agency with highly trained staff that is paid on call covers the city of Oglesby as well as the Oglesby Fire Protection District.
  • The Oglesby Police Department is also staffed with trained and experienced officers here to serve you in the unfortunate event police service is needed.
  • The Oglesby City Council is assisted in their endeavor to making Oglesby a safe and progressive community, by the various boards that assist and give direction.  Community involvement is one of the means by which Oglesby maintains a small town atmosphere.
  • Oglesby is also home to the Illinois Valley Community College, one of the best community colleges in the state.  IVCC offers many educational opportunities for students off all ages.

The information provided below is intended to help new residents:

Oglesby is a Code Red Community.  In the event of a missing child or adult, major fires,  or other important message, Residents are alerted by phone within just a few minutes and advised of the issue and a recommended course of action if necessary.

Please register to be alerted in the event of an emergency.  You can register by just clicking on the logo above. You can enter more than one phone.  Residents and their entire families are encouraged to be alerted on cellular phones as well as land lines.

City Hall - City Hall is located at 110 East Walnut Street.  There is a drive up window on the West side of the building that can accommodate most resident’s transactions.  City Hall is open Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm.  City Hall is closed on Saturday and Sunday, but a drop box is located on the front of the building to accommodate after hour drop offs.  City Hall phone number is 1-815-883-3389.

Garbage - Every household is entitled to garbage pickup unless a landlord has provided a dumpster for your residence.  Garbage is billed on a monthly basis ($13.25).  By contract, the garbage vendor is only required to pick up 2 - 32 gallon garbage cans or bags not to exceed 50lbs each.  Any extra garbage will need city stickers applied to extra bags.  Stickers are available at City Hall, John’s Service & Sales and Eureka Savings & Loan at a cost of $1.00 cents each.  You are also allowed one “Bulk Item” per week.  The “Bulk Item” must be placed at the curb with the rest of the garbage.  Please remember that the garbage vendor cannot pick up construction materials, demolition materials, tires, refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters or any major appliance consisting primarily of metal.  Carpet and padding must be cut and rolled in 4′ lengths and weigh 50lbs. or less.  Garbage is picked up weekly on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s.  Garbage pick up is delayed by one day on the weeks with the following holidays:  New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Place garbage on the berm by 6:00 am. on your pick up day.

Recycling - Every household is entitled to recycling pick up unless a landlord has provided a dumpster for the residence.  Recycling is included in the garbage billing.  The city provides each residence with one recycling bin.  Extra bins are $13.00 each and are available for purchase at City Hall.  Recycling pick up is the same day as your garbage pick up.  Acceptable items for recycling are paper bags, newspapers, magazines, plastic and glass containers.  Place recycling bins on the berm by 6:00 am. the day of pick up.

Yard Waste - Every household is entitled to yard waste pick up.  Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, small branches, garden and flower debris.  All yard waste must be placed in compost bags and must have a city sticker placed on each bag.  Stickers may be purchased for $1.50 each at City Hall, John’s Service & Sales and Eureka Savings & Loan.  All yard waste is picked up Wednesday.  Yard waste pick up starts the week of April 1st through November 30th.  Yard waste pick up is delayed by one day on the weeks with the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Place yard waste on the berm by 6:00 am. on Tuesday’s.

Grass Clippings - By city ordinance, grass clippings cannot be deposited in the street.  This is punishable by a fine as spelled out in ordinance number 12.04.140

Burning - By city ordinance, the burning of yard debris is permitted Tuesday’s through Sunday’s, March 15th through December 31st.  The city offers a leaf vacuum service in the fall.  Flyer’s will be available at that time.

Dogs - By city ordinance, each dog is required to be registered at City Hall.  There is a $5.00 fee for each dog registered and the owner is required to provide a proof of a current rabies vaccination at the time of registration.  Late registration, after July 1st, will require a $5.00 late fee in addition to the initial $5.00 registration.  There are no more than three dogs allowed at each residence.  Additionally, all owners are responsible for picking up the dog’s excreta from public and private property.

Snow Tickets - By city ordinance, vehicles are not permitted to be parked on any city street after 2″ inches or more of snowfall.  After the street is cleaned, parking regulations revert back to normal.  Failure to obey this ordinance may result in a fine.

House or Apartment Rentals - By city ordinance, deposits are required for all rental units.  The Electric Deposit is $250.00 dollars and the Water Deposit is $50.00 dollars with a $2.50 cent service charge for each deposit.  If you move, your deposit will be applied to your final bill excluding the service charge fees.

Utility Bills - Utility bills are mailed on the first day of the month and are due on the 10th.  Utility bills not paid by the 10th will be subject to a late charge.

Delinquent Account’s - Notices are sent at the end of the month for accounts that are in arrears.  If the delinquent notice isn’t paid by the due date, your service will be disconnected until payment and reconnect charges are paid.  Reconnect fees are $50.00, $75.00 and $100.00 dollars for the first, second and third reconnects in any calendar year.  If services are reconnected after normal business hours, an additional charge of $75.00 dollars will apply.

Building Permits - Applications are available at City Hall.

Additional Contact Info for New Resident’s:
Ameren IP 1-800-755-5000
Comcast 1-800-316-1619
Post Office 1-815-883-8541
Affordable Waste System’s 1-815-288-7283

Click on any of the above business names for a quick link to their websites for more information.